The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (National Prosecution Service) of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with the support of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, along with the National Anti Money Laundering Committee and the Regional Security System in Barbados, will from next week be hosting the second biennial Criminal Justice Stakeholders Conference.
Dubbed Applying Lawful Responses to Intercepting Gangsters Hustlers and Transgressors (ALRIGHT) 2019, the conference is expected to commence on Wednesday 24th July 2019 – following the Launch of the National Prosecution Service, with an official opening Ceremony and cocktail Reception.
ALRIGHT 2019 draws several local Criminal Justice stakeholder agencies including the Magistracy, the Attorney General Chambers, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bar Association, Health officials, the Financial Services Authority, Financial Intelligence Unit, Customs & Excise Department, Immigration Department, Inland Revenue Department, Prisons Authority and Social Mobilization.
The two business days of the Conference will follow on the 25th and 26th of July at Hotel Alexandrina in Ribishi, with facilitators focusing on practical exercises related to Homicide, forensic pathology, sexual offences, witness care, human trafficking, digital evidence, civil recovery, money laundering and drug offences.
There will also be presentations on Judge only vs. Jury trials, Inter-agency cooperation and Evidence gathering.
The Conference concludes with a panel discussion that invites recommendations from facilitators and participants on how to improve the Criminal Justice System of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.